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Joseph Stevens Jones

Death: Jan 1, 1877

Nationality: United States

Joseph Stevens Jones

Date of Death : Jan 1, 1877

Joseph Stevens Jones was born in Boston, MA on September 28, 1809, the son of Captain Abraham A. Jones and Mary Ann Stevens. He was an actor, playwright, theater manager and surgeon. He died December 29, 1877, Boston, MA Dr. Jones' father, a sea captain who had been in the employ of the Russian American Company, died in 1819 in Unalaska, leaving Dr. Jones and his four siblings to be raised by his mother back in Boston. Dr. Jones debuted as an actor at the age of 18 in a production of "The Turnpike Gate" in Providence RI. He was at different times proprietor and manager of the Old National, Tremont, and other theatres in Boston. In 1843 he graduated from Harvard Medical School, and held the place of city physician for several years during the administrations of Mayor Wightman and Mayor Lincoln. Dr. Jones was a member of Mechanic Light Infantry, and was connected for many years with the old First Regiment as surgeon. Dr. Jones married Hannah Canterbury Dexter. They had four children. He married second his first wife's sister, Louisa Goward Dexter. Nathaniel Dexter Jones, his son, was also an actor and theater manager.

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